Earth Week @ GESPS 2016
GESPS commemorated our Earth Week, a platform created to help our pupils be more civic minded; recognise the qualities of a responsible GESPian and to respond to the needs of the community and nation, from 18 April to 22 April. With the theme “A Responsible GESPian is a CHAMPion!” the Green Movement Committee led all staff and pupils through various experiences and activities to develop greater awareness on caring and protecting the environment and a sense of ownership by contributing to the environment.
The week’s activities included assembly talks to educate pupils on the history and purpose of Earth Day, effects of climate change on the Earth and how they can contribute in securing a healthy and sustainable future for the planet, staff and pupils writing a pledge to care for the school and their home environment, pupils penning their thoughts on how they can conserve energy through Free Expression during their English lesson. There were also hands-on activities such as Art Splash, Recycling Games and Go Green Challenge where pupils learned more about the environment via online quizzes using iPads. Some of the parent volunteers from our Parents Support Group also lent their support in some of these activities. All pupils also participated in an art competition where they used recycled materials to create art pieces and design posters based on the themes “Let’s Reuse” and “Be More Green and Less Wasteful”.
Launch of Earth Week where GESPians learn about the history of Earth Day and how they can contribute towards caring and protecting our environment.
GESPians learning about climate change and the 3Rs during an assembly talk.
GESPians writing a pledge to care for the school and their home environment
Pledges written by GESPians
Mr Ong writing a pledge
GESPians engaging in quizzes using iPads during Go Green Challenge
GESPians using toilet rolls to create animals during Art Splash
GESPians engaging in Recycling Games